Oxford, Addison voters reject RTA tax

  Voters in Oxford and Addison townships soundly rejected the proposed regional mass transit tax. Based on the unofficial election results, Oxford voters thrashed it 6,783 to 3,366, while Addison voters thumped it 2,372 to 983. The proposed 20-year, 1.2-mill property tax proposed by the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) of Southeast Michigan to develop and operate a […]

Cops seek suspects in home invasion

An elderly Oxford woman came face-to-face with a burglary suspect in her home Saturday afternoon and now, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is searching for him and a suspected female accomplice who may have acted as a lookout. The home invasion occurred on Seymour Lake Rd., near Sanders Rd., on Saturday, Nov. 5 shortly before […]

Addison trailer fire under investigation

ADDISON TWP. – A house fire in the Hidden Lake Estates manufactured home park Monday evening has raised some questions, given it was burning in three separate areas. “It’s under investigation,” said Fire Chief Jerry Morawski. Firefighters were called to the single-wide manufactured home on Miller Cove. The owner arrived home, discovered the fire and […]

Men cited for crane killing, hunting violations

ADDISON TWP. – Two young hunters were cited on the morning of Oct. 31 for allegedly killing a sandhill crane, a non-game bird that’s protected under both federal and state law, and multiple game law violations concerning waterfowl. A 19-year-old Lapeer man and 18-year-old Oxford man are facing a 1:15 p.m. Dec. 14 arraignment before […]

50 years and counting

Little boys only tease little girls they like. In Darryl Lambertson’s case, that was certainly true. When he met little Carla Buechler in kindergarten at Daniel Axford Elementary, he playfully poked fun at her. But over the years, their relationship evolved. Sure, it had its ups and downs, but eventually, friendship blossomed into love and […]

Scouts seek donations to cover veterans’ graves with wreaths

A group of Oxford scouts is seeking donations to help them place fresh evergreen wreaths on the graves of every single veteran resting in a local cemetery. As part of this year’s Wreaths Across America ceremony, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 17, Boy Scout Troop 366 wants to lay wreaths on all 202 veterans’ graves in […]

The tanks are here! The tanks are here!

It seems like everybody and their brother wants to know when the Falling Down Beer Co. is going to start brewing and pouring in downtown Oxford. “We’re expecting to be open by February,” said co-owner George Lang as he helped move 12 large, steel tanks into the 3,481-square-foot space at 14 N. Washington St. “Now, […]

They voted!

Voters went to the polls for the Nov. 8 general election to decide on candidates and proposals impacting the national, state and local levels. To find out how Oxford and Addison residents voted, visit our website www.oxfordleader.com. Pictured above: Oxford resident Corrina Hamilton and her son Wyatt, 2½, show off their “I voted” stickers outside […]

Beds to lay their furry heads

Oxford High sophomore and life scout of Troop 366 Paul DeAngelis recently donated 11 dog beds to the K-9 Stray Rescue League of Oxford, as part of his Eagle Scout project. The Eagle Scout project is an opportunity for a Boy Scout to demonstrate leadership of others while performing a project for the benefit of […]

Caveman & Pip turns wood into works of art

As one Oxford home décor and antique shop closes, another one opens. Craig Shagena is bringing his many years of woodworking expertise to downtown Oxford through his shop Caveman & Pip, located on 28 S. Washington, which opened Oct. 1. Craig offers services such as custom woodworking, home decor and antique sales, custom painting, antique […]

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